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(Merciless #2)

4.49  ·  Rating details ·  865 Ratings  ·  327 Reviews
From USA Today bestselling author W Winters comes an emotionally captivating and thrilling, romantic suspense.

At first, his words were harsh and his touch cold.
I didn’t want to be in his presence any more than he wanted me there.
I knew he was a dangerous man and he could destroy me if only he wanted to.

That’s not what he wanted though. It’s not what he needed.
It’s not
Kindle Edition, 258 pages
Published July 17th 2018
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Tijuana *Book Twins Reviews*
Holy shit! What did I just read?

Willow Winters upped the ante and pulled out all the stops in this one! It’s sexy AF, gritty, and emotionally charged! I couldn’t read it fast enough! I was literally cheering Aria and Carter on while reading this page turner!

Gah! That kiss! The conflict! The ending! Hang on, Babes! This wild ride isn’t over yet and I for one don’t want it to end! Carter is every single thing! In this installment, we learn so much more about what makes him ticks. He’s still as M
Roxs Reads
Jul 11, 2018 rated it it was amazing
The war is on and it is oh, so very intense! Heartless left me stunned, shocked, and craving more. The war continues between families, between hearts, and between Carter and Aria. Loyalties are tested, lines are drawn, and choices made in an instant. Will all the men fall or will compromises be made?

As Carter and Aria grow closer, they each struggle with their own internal war. Their feelings, their desire, and their undeniable attraction to each other.

"How can I hate you and love you at the
Jul 08, 2018 rated it it was amazing
It’s not that often that a book leaves me literally speechless but this one did. Trying to put this book into words seems like an impossible task. I went through so many emotions when reading it and I still haven’t recovered. Willow writes with such honesty, emotion and passion. Her books are such a joy to read. You know she is just as invested in her characters as the readers are.

I loved Merciless and couldn’t wait to read this one. Carter captivated me from the very start of Merciless and that
Katie Silvi
Jul 09, 2018 rated it it was amazing
Heartless is the very definition of why W. Winters is the master of words!!! She completely takes it to a new level and demolishes all others in the process!

Heartless is so amazing. My heart was racing the entire time. I was gripping the edge of my seat, not wanting it to end. I was addicted to Carter before, but now I'm utterly and devotedly OBSESSED with him!

I love that Carter and Aria's relationship is so complex, and so desperate on both their parts. Such a unique situation that you cant h
Jul 10, 2018 rated it it was amazing
WOW! WOW! WOW! I am speechless! This book has given me so many feels. This book will take you on a journey that will leave you breathless, make you angry and make your heart hurt. Willow has such a way with her writing that keeps you on edge and wanting more. I love this story of Carter and Aria. This book will take you out of reality and Into a world like no other. PHENOMENAL! I love Carter. That ending though had me throwing my kindle! The chemistry is amazing and electrical. I need more and n ...more
Willow Winters
Jun 01, 2018 added it  ·  (Review from the author)  ·  review of another edition

Heartless is LIVE!!!! I truly hope you love the second instalment of the Merciless Saga! Carter & Aria are LIFE!!!! I love them so much! Happy reading xx




#1 Merciless
❤️ Paulette
Jul 15, 2018 rated it it was amazing
Title: ➳ ❤- Heartless
Author: ➳ Willow Winters

ღ anyone who read Merciless knows by the end of the book You want to hate Carter for the things he puts Aria through, but you can't help but love the guy & silently cheer him on & hope Aria can see past the mind games he is playing on her.

➦.. Just WOW Ms Winter has this amazing ability to giving you just the right amount of suspends to keep you on the edge of your seat

➦... Merciless left me stunned, shocked, & craving more, only to op
Eve Recinella (Between The Bookends)

Back from vacation and this is the second book that was just OK for me. First, I SWEAR this was advertised as a duet?? (I could be remembering wrong). But, nope...we again have a cliffhanger. Now I fully admit I am a little grumpy on this issue, but I am really tired of authors stretching out the story of one couple over several books. Because of that, this book felt like more of a filler book than one that moved the story forward in any meaningful way. Carter is still being Carter, and I still
Bex (Beckie Bookworm)
Release Date-17/7/18

So this is book two in the Merciless series and one I was desperately awaiting after that shocking finale we were treated to in its predecessor.
So in "Heartless" we actually dial it down a notch and instead really just concentrate on the overall dynamic that is building between Aria and Carter and here I felt we get much more of a sense of connection between the two; more so than I originally felt in Book one.
While this was great and I did really enjo

The story of war between three crime enemies continues...and there's only one link that stands as a gluing fortifyer of them all...but Aria is a willing victim, even though she's torn between hating the man who kidnapped her to hold her against her family expecting her to kneel in front of him in total submission yet standing strong beside him as he avenges the death of his family members by destroying hers.
I live in a world where attachments are limited and mourning only fules hatred. I've st
Ashley Olson
Jul 08, 2018 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: books-won
Wow!!! If you thought you loved Carter after Merciless then hold on to your shorts!!! More information about Carter is revealed in this one. Once I started reading I couldn't put it down! Steamy scenes that leave you fanning yourself and ready to drop to your knees begging for more!! It is left with a cliff hanger and not all questions are answered, but Willow doesn't leave you hanging for long! I can't wait for the next book! I want more Carter!!!!
Tanaka K
“You’re the bird in the forest who lured the child out of safety until he fell into a black hole he could never get out of."

Holy Smokes, what an incredible ride of suspense. What an explosion of dark phenomena. Wow, Heartless unlocked and opened the darkness within me. Man, this book was freaking brilliant. The effervescent characters. The honey dripping plot offering sweet and bitter ecstasy. The bone shivering scenes. Heartless filled my soul. Heartless sneaked into my heart and twisted it. I
Jul 16, 2018 rated it really liked it
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If you read my review of Heartless (first book), you know that I hated Carter with every fiber of my being. And I still do. HA! I actually think Willow made me hate him even more, if that were possible.

So why the four stars if I loathe a main character so much???

I can't connect to him in an emotional way. I know I am totally in the minority on this one, but I really struggle to see any good in him. Even as we get glimpses of what his past was like - it still does not excuse for the horrific ways
Linda Dunn
Jul 10, 2018 rated it it was amazing
Hurt me once, I'll break you twice....

Willow Winters has shown us yet again she is an amazing master of her craft. Carter and Aria's story continues to be provocative and spellbinding. The two of them together invoke a high-voltage dynamic that leaves you full of anxiety and apprehension, not knowing where this bond they share together will lead them. Willow Winters gives us a glimpse through the looking glass at Carter as a young man. We experience snippets of his life experiences and witness a
Bookgasms Book Blog
Jul 17, 2018 rated it really liked it
Shelves: ratula
I was super excited to read Heartless and catch up with Carter and Aria from Merciless. I thought the second installment to this story was exciting, fast-paced and also the perfect combination of emotional and sexy. I really enjoyed this story and OMG that ending?! I can't wait to get my hands on Breathless!

I was completely lost in Carter and Aria's story. I remember that my biggest complaint after reading Merciless was the lack of connection (beyond a sexual one) between Carter and Aria. But ho
Sissy's Romance Book Review
Heartless by Willow Winters is book Two in the Merciless series. This continues the story of Carter and Aria from the previous book, Merciless. I strongly feel you need to read the previous book first before reading this one.
Carter is for sure a dark hero who starts off cruel toward Aria while trying to fight his feelings for her. Aria is fighting her feelings of love and hate toward Carter. They both have personal issues and along with the other family members it is causing problems that they
Jul 09, 2018 rated it it was amazing
After reading Merciless I was waiting excitedly for Heartless.
And it absolutely did not disappoint!
Heartless delves in a bit more details of Carter’s life and the struggles him and Aria are facing and going through.
I loved Carter from the very start!
Yes he’s ruthless,hard and revengeful man. But there’s also a vulnerability to him.
He’s the product of his upbringing and his environment. Underneath all that hardness and power lies a man who’s broken within.
Carter’s feelings for Aria are so intens
Jul 08, 2018 rated it it was amazing
Oh my gosh, Willow Winters has done it again. She's written a story that grabs you by the throat and hangs on til the end and leaves you wanting so much more. Heartless picks up where Merciless left off and if you haven't read Merciless, get it, read it, absorb it and then read Heartless. Aria is still Carter's prisoner, but the dynamics of their relationship are subtly changing. She has such a hold on him and everyone, including Carter, can see it. Aria, however, doesn't know how special she is ...more
Misty Schott
Jul 10, 2018 rated it it was amazing
Let me start by saying this is the second book in this series and ends on one freaking h*ll of a cliffhanger. I want the next book like now!!!! This book picked up where book one left off. Things are still strained between Carter and Aria and you can definitely see Aria's struggle as she tries to save the lives of her family. Carter will have none of her crap because he still plans to decimate her family. Aria does make a sort of friend in Addison, who is with Carter's brother, Daniel. Carter is ...more
Jul 09, 2018 added it
Omg what did I just read! The book had me pretty much glued to the story for beginning to end. Wow just when I thought it couldn’t get any better I’m completely blown away.
Aria doesn’t give herself enough credit because she’s stronger then she thinks she is. Carter,omg what can I say about Carter? Carter is fearlessly protective of the ones he loves & will do whatever it takes to make sure they are taking care of & protected.
I can’t believe it ended the way that it did so I’ll be on pi
Jul 09, 2018 rated it it was amazing
I thought the first book Merciless killed me.... Nope. This book left me absolutely ruined. This book is so jam packed with emotion, and so wonderfully written, that you can't help but feel it, and run the gamut with the characters. You'll feel their pain as they try to come to peace with their very different pasts, and come to terms with their present and soon to be future. This book will absolutely leave you devastated, but screaming for more when you reach the last page. Gods know I was. So c ...more
Jennifer Scarn
Jul 09, 2018 rated it it was amazing
I’ll admit - once again - second book in for this couple and I’m at a loss for what to write in review. My mind and my spirit are crippled after reading this. One moment I feel sadness, the next it’s elation at their progress, then confusion and despair and just when a smile starts to creep back in....I’m devastated again. I cried and had to walk away for a few minutes, yet despite all those conflicting emotions I am completely and utterly captivated by who and what they are and what they will b ...more
Lynne Cuda
Jul 09, 2018 rated it it was amazing
I voluntarily reviewed an ARC of this amazing book. I’ll be buying it as soon as it’s published. Argh! What an ending!!! Beware! It’s definitely an exciting and tense cliffhanger. I don’t know how I feel right now. I really want Carter and Aria together because they would be good for each other. But there’s so much pain between them. And Aria can’t truly believe her father cares about her, can she??? So many questions still unanswered! So much story left to tell. When’s the next book!!
Jul 09, 2018 rated it it was amazing
Omg wow !!! I am totally speechless and I'm torn to shreds!!! Heartless was amazing I love this story I love Aria and Carter!!! And I can tell they love one another so much it's so beautiful!!! the ending has me dying to know what gonna happen!!!!! Omg I can't wait to find!!!!! Willow Winters has done it again she is an amazing writer and she will pull you in on the first word!!! A must read definitely !!!!
Jul 14, 2018 rated it really liked it
Heartless by Willow Winters was a twisted and wild ride and left us wanting more! I thought Merciless captivated me, however, Heartless took us to another level entirely. It was emotional and twisted and so much more.

Carter and Aria are everything and nothing. With the lines drawn and so much at stake, we have no idea where it will all lead. I want to share everything and nothing. This is truly a journey a reader just needs to experience! These two characters could not be more broken, yet more
Nancy Reads
Jul 17, 2018 rated it it was amazing
I've been impatiently waiting to read HEARTLESS ever since I finished reading MERCILESS Book 1. This is the continuation of the story of Carter Cross & Aria Talvery. And W. Winters does not disappoint!

Carter knew as long as everyone feared him, and those closest to him, he would survive. He would thrive. A war was coming between the Talvery family and the Romanos, but because of his now having possession of
Aria, the Cross brothers were now involved, too. He made a vow to never let anyone ta
April Symes
Heartless by Willow Winters is book Two in the Merciless series. This continues the story of Carter and Aria from the previous book, Merciless. Heartless picks right back up where Merciless left off. Things are so very intense and I love how intense things are. Carter and Aria go thru this push and pull type of relationship—things between them are changing , not what it used to be, its evolving , at times devolving yet not. I could tell how stressful things were yet the conflict was so intense!! ...more
Jul 14, 2018 rated it it was amazing
“I need to know what she means to you at least.” - Jase
“Everything.” - Carter

Carter…oh Carter, Carter, Carter. What can I say about you and this book?

Well first of all, it is a MUST to read Merciless before Heartless. Not only is it a fantastic story and the introduction to this world, but Heartless is the continuation of the saga of Carter and Aria. So much feeling and emotion between these two characters. Carter needs to remain strong and feared to keep control of his world. Aria needs to pro
Aurora (Whoo Gives A Hoot)
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Willow Winters once again delivers a breathtakingly beautiful tale that will leave readers speechless and begging for more...

Ever since devouring Merciless a few months ago I have been eagerly anticipating the release of Heartless, the second installment in this phenomenally captivating and one of a kind series. If you loved the first book, then you are going to absolutely inhale the second one.

Just when I thought Carter and Aria's relationship cou
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